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Archive for November, 2013

Snyder Signs Bills Updating ‘MISS DIG’; Also Signs Six Other Bills

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder  signed legislation creating the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act. Senate Bills 539 and 540, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Nofs, update a 40-year-old state law designed to prevent damage to Michigan’s valuable underground infrastructure. “As more and more of our important infrastructure is placed underground, […]

Connect Michigan Survey Shows Online Sales Generate $28 Billion Annually for Michigan Businesses

Survey shows how broadband benefits Michigan’s economy; 25% adoption gap remains Lansing, MI – Today, Connect Michigan released results from its 2013 Business Technology Survey that detail the key role broadband plays in business performance and the implications for a continuing economic recovery. The survey reveals that Michigan businesses earn an estimated $28 billion annually […]

Thanksgiving Day Statement from Social Security Works

(Washington, DC) —As we enter this season of thanksgiving, Social Security Works and the Strengthen Social Security Coalition acknowledge a debt of gratitude to past and present generations of hard-working Americans who built our nation’s Social Security system. The following are statements from the founding co-directors of Social Security Works and the co-chairs of the […]

Thomas More Society Anticipates Protection of Religious Freedom for Autocam Corporation

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two Cases on Obamacare HHS Mandate Abuses Washington, DC) Yesterday, the US Supreme Court has agreed to review both the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp challenges to the HHS Mandate. On October 15, 2013, Thomas More Society had petitioned the Court to review and reverse the Sixth […]

Lansing Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison For Role In Drug Dealing In Mount Vernon Area Of Northwest Lansing

Lansing and ATF Investigation Results in 80% Decrease in Calls for Service in Area GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Merza Mizori, 24, of Lansing, Michigan was sentenced to 300 months (25 years) in federal prison for distributing over 28 grams of crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Daryl […]

Interviewing Workshop Michigan Tech November 26th

  (Houghton Michigan) – Junior and senior special education students will have the opportunity to do mock interviews, play the Reality Store, visit with local college representatives, complete resumes and learn about safety on the job. 9:00a.m. – 2:30p.m. Memorial Union (MUB) Michigan Tech Campus   Events: 2nd Floor – Ballroom A1 Lois Weber, Transition […]

Plans for $100.7 Million In Business Investment, 695 New Jobs Approved By State

LANSING, Mich. – More than $100.7 million in investments by four companies creating 695 jobs were approved today by the Michigan Strategic Fund through the Michigan Business Development Program, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. “These new investments across Michigan will strengthen our communities and fuel more and better jobs for our talented workforce,” […]

Gov. Snyder, Volunteers Working with Focus: HOPE to package holiday meals

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder, members of the Detroit Young Professionals and other volunteers will help fight hunger on Saturday by packaging food that will be delivered to seniors during the holiday season. Snyder and the volunteers are working with Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based civil and human rights organization, between 1 and 3:30 p.m. […]

News From Travel Michigan Vice President George Zimmermann

As the hectic holiday season approaches, here are a couple of important dates to keep in mind and add to your calendar – one with a deadline of this Friday! With the expansion of our international marketing budget and efforts in 2014, we are holding a tourism industry international information session on Wednesday, December 4, […]

Harry Reid Violates Near Century-Old Senate Rule to Change Senate Rules on Filibuster

Nov. 21, 2013, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government vice president of public policy and communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the Senate Democrat Majority for violating Senate rules in order to change rules and eliminate the filibuster: “Standing Rule XXII of the Senate clearly states that to amend Senate rules requires a […]

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